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TV News Roundup: Garth Brooks to Advise on ‘The Voice,’ Snoop Dogg and Queen Latifah Host Fox NYE Special

In today’s TV news roundup, Garth Brooks will be an adviser on “The Voice,” Snoop Dogg and Queen Latifah will host Pitbull’s annual New Year’s Eve special, and more.

CASTING

Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah and iconic rapper Snoop Dogg will host “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” on Fox. The special returns for the third annual New Year’s party on Dec. 31, broadcast live from Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Country star Garth Brooks  will serve as an adviser for the top 12 artists on the Monday, Nov. 14 episode of NBC‘s The Voice.” Earlier this season, fellow country artists Faith Hill and Tim McGraw stopped by in the same role. Brooks recently won the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award.

DATES

The new seasons of FXX series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and “Man Seeking Woman” will premiere Jan. 4. In April, the network renewed “Sunny” for Seasons 13 and 14, tying  “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” for the most seasons by a live action comedy.

SPECIALS

“America’s Got Talent” will air a new holiday special on Dec. 19 on NBC. Nick Cannon will host the “America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular,” which will feature performances from past season fan favorites Grace VanderWaal, The Clairvoyants, Mat Franco, Piff the Magic Dragon, Olate Dogs, The Regurgitator, Professor Splash. The special comes off the back of a five-year high in total viewers for the show.

RENEWALS

Warner Bros. Animation has begun production on Season 3 of action animated series “Young Justice,” based on the characters from DC Entertainment. Further details about the new season, including the premiere date, will be announced at a later time.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Telemundo has appointed industry veteran Daniela Chaparro Vegas to vice president, marketing. In her new role, she will spearhead the strategic development and execution of all marketing initiatives for Telemundo. Chaparro Vegas will be based in Miami and report to Aileen Angulo-Merciel, senior vice president of marketing and creative.

Joshua Braunstein has been promoted to senior vice president, Nickelodeon corporate promotion and movie advertising. Braunstein will oversee the corporate creative promotions team responsible for developing custom video content for all internal and external network events at Nickelodeon. He will report to Pete Johnson, senior vice president and creative director, Nickelodeon Creative Advertising.

MILESTONES

This week, KTRK Houston anchor Dave Ward hit an unprecedented milestone of 50 years working with the station. Ward’s long tenure earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for breaking the record as the longest-running local TV news anchor in the world at the same station, in the same market.

AWARDS

Keshet Media Group has received the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership and Innovation Award in media and television. During a ceremony in Tel Aviv on Monday, Israeli President Ruvi Rivlin and U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro presented the award to the Israeli broadcasting, global production and distribution company for the role it has played in promoting the arts and business relations between the two countries.

 

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